Definitions of Chace

  1. To pursue. See Chase v. t.
  2. See CHASE.

Usage examples for Chace

  1. Two miles long the chace lasted, and it seemed probable that the fugitives would be overtaken and destroyed, when, at last, from behind a line of mounds which stretched towards Batenburg and had masked their approach, appeared Count Hohenlo and Sir John Norris, at the head of twenty- five hundred Englishmen and Hollanders. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  2. Sometimes I kept myself retired in my chamber, and often walked solitary in the Chace to wait upon the Lord. – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  3. But we are thinking of the forests only, of the boar- that potentate of the solitudes- and the wild cat: of the ravines and caves, to which the hardy and venturous hunter, through bush, brake, or briar, over streamlet or torrent, will chace the ravenous wolf,- who, bearing the iron ball in his lacerated side, ever and anon gnaws the wound in his rage, and slinks on weeping tears of blood. – Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches by Henri de Crignelle
  4. No more," quoth Arthur, " of a thriftless chace. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  5. We hunt him in view now, and must not slacken in the chace. – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  6. In half an hour the chace was distinctly visible from the quarter- deck, and from the peculiar darkness of the water in that direction, it was evident that she had a good breeze. – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  7. The association of Peters with Chace was, I believe, accidental. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  8. Again we were clothed with the skins of the animals we slew in the chace, and the meat we killed in the woods was applied as it should be, to feed our young ones. – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  9. He shows her the head of a stag, which he has killed, and which is carried, as in triumph, upon a hunting- pole, by one of the hunters; and offers it, as the fruit of his chace, in homage to the goddess, who is presently appeased, and graciously receives his offering. – A Treatise on the Art of Dancing by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
  10. Spies of the Volces Held me in chace, that I was forc'd to wheele Three or foure miles about, else had I sir Halfe an houre since brought my report. – Coriolanus by Shakespeare, William
  11. I enclose you the articles of impeachment against Judge Chace, as agreed upon. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  12. Of Yardley Oak he wrote the opening; it was apparently to have been a survey of the countries in connexion with an immemorial oak which stood in a neighbouring chace. – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  13. A tapestry of 1908 from the design of The Chace by Heyward Sumner suggests long hours with the Flemish landscapists of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, with a jarring note of Pan dragged in by the ears to huddle under foliage obviously introduced for this purpose. – The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee
  14. Not a few of these were issued in parts and numbers, but Mr. Ruskin's bulkiest and most characteristic venture in this kind was Fors Clavigera, which was published at irregular intervals from 1871 to 1884. He has written many other things even in book form, besides innumerable essays and letters, some of which have been collected in two gatherings- Arrows of the Chace and On the Old Road. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  15. There was little time for reflection, for he had now reached the top of the stair, and was evidently listening for some clue to guide him on; stealthily and silently, and scarcely drawing breath, I mounted the narrow stairs step by step, but before I had arrived at the landing, he heard the rustle of the bed- clothes, and again gave chace. – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)